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WHAT IS CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)?


The Coronavirus outbreak (officially known as Covid-19), which started in China, has so far killed over 87,444 people across the globe and infected 1,491,465 (as on April 8, 2020). The virus has spread to 181 countries. In India, 5,274 confirmed cases and 149 deaths have been reported so far, according to official figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW). To check the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, or Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 23 announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown, meaning the country's 1.3 billion citizens -- except those engaged in providing essential services -- would not step out of their homes.
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